CCF Business Club meets in person and awards grants to six community projects

After virtual meetups through the pandemic, Business Club members were finally able to meet for breakfast in person. With thanks to Joe Healey, Business Club member and owner of Healey’s Cyder Farm for hosting the breakfast event at Healeys Cyder Farm.

There was networking, great discussions and a brilliant presentation from Gill Pipkin, CEO of Citizens Advice Cornwall, a group that has been supported by the Foundation.

The Business Club recently held a grants panel at Coodes Solicitors, chaired by Coodes chairman Peter Lamble and awarded six community projects across Cornwall, totalling more than £17,400. The grants awarded are being used to improve community spaces, provide activities that bring communities together and support charitable organisations helping children and young people.

Groups awarded funding included St Breward Guides & Brownies, whose members come from moorland isolated villages, received £3,000 to repair the roof of their guide hut in St Breward. The hut has been an integral part of providing a safe space for its members to reach their potential over the past thirty years.

Other projects awarded grants by the Grant Panel included Livewire Youth Project, Kernow Specials Sports Association, Carleen Village Hall, Polruan Film Club, CASSPlus and Samaritans of Cornwall at Truro.

Members of the Business Club are invited to attend the next breakfast meeting at The Alverton Hotel on Friday 3rd December, click here to book.